Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ trailer is one not to be missed
Universal Pictures has released a few versions of Richard Linklater’s newest film ‘Boyhood,’ an interesting and entirely unique look on the passage of time itself.
The fictional drama was made with the same group of actors over a 12-year time period. That time-period was from 2002 through 2013. The film goes through certain story-arcs that take place in our lives, from childhood, a reflection of our growing or dividing families, how life changes all of us, and those close to us.
Centered in the film is 6 year-old Mason (Ellar Coltrane) who’s young life transforms over a decade of time. Universal hints at the “whirl of family moves, family controversies, faltering marriages, re-marriages, new schools, first loves, lost loves, good times, scary times and a constantly unfolding mix of heartbreak and wonder.”
The film was an enormous undertaking, described by the studio as follows:
As the story begins, dreamy-eyed grade-schooler Mason faces upheaval: his devoted, struggling single mom Olivia (Patricia Arquette) has decided to move him and older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) to Houston — just as their long-absent father Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) returns from Alaska to re-enter their world.
Thus begins life’s non-stop flux. Yet through a tide of parents and stepparents, girls, teachers and bosses, dangers, yearnings and creative passions, Mason emerges to head down his own road.